Sep 1, 2014

[The Bridge] Japan’s excursion buddy and destination discovery site Vivit raises $300,000

Tokyo-based startup Vivit launched an excursion buddy and destination discovery site under the same name last week. The startup participated in the sixth edition of Incubate Camp, an intensive two-day business development program for entrepreneurs organized by Japan’s Incubate Fund. Coinciding with service startup, Vivit announced that it had fundraised about 30 million yen (about $300,000) this spring from Venture United and Incubate Fund . 
Vivit lists outdoor activities, from rafting and buggy rides to sightseeing hotspots and seasonal events. By integrating with a Facebook account, users can express interest in an activity on the website and share it with friends by clicking on the “I-want-to-go” button. ...
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The Bridge 8/24/2014 [en]

  • Another excursion discovery site, Asoview raised $2 million in this April. Asoview allows users to book a leisure activity, but Vivit focuses on finding friends to go to a leisure. Vivit seems more difficult to monetize, but it is interesting to see how these leisure portal site will evolve.

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